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Old 11-24-13, 11:32 AM   #26
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That's nonsense. 90% of craigslist sales are good people who meet you in their houses and just want a little cash for something that's been cluttering up their house and hasn't seen much use. Try googling yourtown.craigslist.org/bik for "thought" and see how many near-new bikes are up for sale from some idiot saying "I thought I would get into biking, but..." 50 miles and 3 years later, you get a new bike for half price.
Semi guilty. My wife has a brand new (in 2008) Day 6 comfort bike. To the very best of my knowledge and belief she has ridden it about three times, for a total of about 50 miles.

I had 50 miles on my Xtracycle within the first week.
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Old 11-24-13, 05:03 PM   #27
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Unless its hot, there is usually a hidden reason the seller wants to get rid of it. Some choice , stolen property or compromised in some way.
FYI,DC is a very transitory town. People are constantly coming and going for school,internships,assignments,etc. Because of that we have a very robust used bike market. I'd hate to live where you do if your CL is nothing but fence operation/con job.
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Semi guilty. My wife has a brand new (in 2008) Day 6 comfort bike. To the very best of my knowledge and belief she has ridden it about three times, for a total of about 50 miles.

I had 50 miles on my Xtracycle within the first week.
I see your semi-guilt, and raise you: why not think of some nice date with your wife with a bikeable destination? Picnic in the park? Dinner & movie? Ride around a lake? Get her goin! A happy ride with a wife is a wonderful thing.
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